College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
24-3
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
16-11
SOR Leader
Virginia
24-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
24-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East24-314042
2VirginiaUVAACC24-221211
3PurduePURBig Ten24-5333612
4DukeDUKEACC22-541854
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten26-3557314
6CincinnatiCINAmerican23-46771213
7KansasKUBig 1222-671686
8North CarolinaUNCACC21-78275
9Texas TechTTUBig 1222-5949911
10Wichita StateWICHAmerican21-510711916
11West VirginiaWVUBig 1219-811272031
12GonzagaGONZWCC25-4121171645
13XavierXAVBig East24-4131923
14AuburnAUBSEC23-41464108
15ClemsonCLEMACC20-61528119
16TennesseeTENNSEC19-71661415
17Ohio StateOSUBig Ten22-717381320
18CreightonCREIBig East19-818543334
19TCUTCUBig 1218-919142422
20Saint Mary'sSMCWCC25-4202224036
21NevadaNEVMW23-521992710
22HoustonHOUAmerican21-522661719
23ArizonaARIZPac-1221-623672317
24MichiganMICHBig Ten22-724551529
25Penn StatePSUBig Ten19-1025626077

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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